Chapter 8. Biometric Capacitive CMOS Fingerprint Sensor Systems

  1. Prof. Dr. O. Brand4 and
  2. Dr. G. K. Fedder5
  1. C. Hierold1,
  2. G. Hribernig2 and
  3. T. Scheiter3

Published Online: 29 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527616718.ch8



How to Cite

Hierold, C., Hribernig, G. and Scheiter, T. (2005) Biometric Capacitive CMOS Fingerprint Sensor Systems, in CMOS - MEMS (eds O. Brand and G. K. Fedder), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527616718.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 4

    School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0250, USA

  2. 5

    ECE Department & The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon, University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Micro- and Nanotechnology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Siemens AG Österreich, Wien, Austria

  3. 3

    Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527310807

Online ISBN: 9783527616718



  • capacitive fingerprint sensor;
  • biometric engine;
  • verification and identification;
  • fingerprint;
  • biometrics


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • CMOS Fingerprint Sensors:from the Finger Surface to the Sensor Signal

  • Capacitive CMOS Fingerprint Sensors:from the Sensor Signal to the Image Raw Data

  • Image Processing, Feature Extraction and Software Solutions: from the Image Raw Data to a Person's Verification

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References